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Authentic Mexican Pico De Gallo With Tuna

This Authentic Mexican Pico De Gallo With Tuna is a wonderful traditional recipe that I am very fond of.  It is a light, refreshing and delicious salsa and I am sure you will enjoy very much.

In Mexico, this recipe is served with saltines as chips are not very popular, but you can definitely have corn tortilla chips instead.

Authentic Mexican Pico De Gallo With Tuna served with crackers

I love Mexican recipes that are easy to make and healthy. For that matter, every time I have the opportunity to learn about a new recipe that involves fresh ingredients I am happy.

I make this recipe for many years now and I keep it the way it is because it is a perfect one.

What is Pico de Gallo? Whenever you eat in Mexico, this chunky fresh salsa will usually be found on the counter or on your table.

It may be called salsa mexicana, salsa fresca or pico de gallo, depending on where you are in the country.

The name “Pico de Gallo” in Spanish means “rooster beak” and describes the way the tomatoes are chopped at sharp angles and the fact that the salsa has a bite from the chile.

This recipe is the one I learned when I was living in Mexico City, so you have to know that this is specific to that region.

If you go to Guadalajara, for example, pico de gallo is something completely different.

You will find it as a snack on the streets made out of jicama, melon, cucumber or pineapple sprinkled with ground chile.

This pico de gallo is a quick and easy to make and can be added to a wide variety of dishes in need of a lift. It is important that the tomatoes be red ripe but still quite firm.

Of course, the best tomatoes are the ones you grow yourself or buy from local farmers, but if you don’t have that, any red tomato will do it.

How to make this Authentic Mexican Pico De Gallo With Tuna :

This is a very detailed tutorial made for people who would like to learn how to make an easy recipe. And this recipe is very, very easy indeed.

First of all, wash and clean the vegetables (onions, tomatoes, jalapeño, cilantro) and set aside. 

Authentic Mexican Pico De Gallo With Tuna -ingredients: tuna in a can, green onions, jalapeno, tomatoes, lime, cilantro

Open the can of tuna and drain the liquid out. Put the tuna meat in a salad bowl. Chop the cilantro.

chopped cilantro

Dice the tomatoes.

diced tomatoes

Add the cilantro and the diced tomatoes to your bowl.

bowl with cilantro and tuna

Chop the green onions and add them to the bowl.

bowl with cilantro, tuna, onions and tomatoes

HOW TO CHOP THE JALAPENO PEPPER:

Start by removing the stem and the seeds.

jalapeno being cleaned

Slice and chop the flesh of the pepper finely.

chopped jalapeno

Add it to the bowl.

jalapeno added to the salad

Slice the lime in half and squeeze the juice over your salad.

lime juice squeezed over salad

Add salt and pepper to your taste.

vegetables and tuna in the bowl

 Mix everything well.

Authentic Mexican Pico De Gallo With Tuna

Serve it with crackers or tortilla chips as an appetizer, but you can also add it to any dish you like. Try to make these Mexican Beans and serve them with some grilled meat and pico de gallo. 

And enjoy!

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Yield: 4 servings

Authentic Mexican Pico De Gallo With Tuna

Pico De Gallo With Tuna Traditional Mexican Recipe3

This Authentic Mexican Pico De Gallo With Tuna is a wonderful traditional recipe that I am very fond of. It is a light, refreshing and delicious salsa and I am sure you will enjoy very much. In Mexico, this recipe is served with saltines as chips are not very popular, but you can definitely have corn tortilla chips instead.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2-3 fresh tomatoes
  • 2-3 green onions(or 1/2 white onion chopped)
  • 1 bunch of fresh cilantro
  • 1 jalapeño pepper
  • 1 lime
  • 1 can of tuna in water
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Saltines(salty crackers) or tortilla chips to serve

Instructions

  1. Wash all the vegetables very well.
  2. Open the can of tuna and drain the liquid out.
  3. In a salad bowl place the tuna fish.
  4. Chop the cilantro and add it to the bowl.
  5. Chop the onions and add them to the bowl.
  6. Dice the tomatoes and add them too.
  7. Remove the stem and seeds from the jalapeño pepper .
  8. Dice the jalapeño pepper and add it to the bowl.
  9. Juice the lime over your salad.
  10. Add salt and pepper to your taste.
  11. Mix well and serve on saltines or tortilla chips.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 87Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 249mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 2gSugar: 3gProtein: 12g

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Kathi Valdizan

Saturday 6th of February 2021

Can I use fresh sushi quality tuna?

The Bossy Kitchen

Sunday 7th of February 2021

You might want to look for Ceviche recipes instead. These are the ones that use raw fish. A pico de gallo uses canned tuna.

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